HENRY FIAT’S OPEN SORE: Idiotia Hyperactiva: CD

The cover is four guys in suits with Mummies-esque masks, one with a whip. My first thought? Lame. Then I found out they were from Sweden and my opinion changed. Why? Hell if I know. I don’t have some sort of Swedish music fetish. It was just okay for Swedes to have masks. This album was recorded in ’98, but we get it in the states now courtesy of Cold Front’s Sin City Series. They’re full of energy, heavily guitar driven, and are catchy without being poppy or anthemic. It just has that balls-out rock that gets me goin’ every time. I hear some early Dwarves and Turbonegro influences in there. I don’t know what they’re saying half of the time, but I sing right along anyway. This is some damn good listening right here.

 –megan (Coldfront)